Every morning in Africa, an antelope wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest antelope, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or an antelope -- when the sun comes up, you'd better be running. -African proverb

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New Shoes! Whoo-hoo!

I treated myself to a new pair of trails shoes today!  I read Born to Run (and loved it!), so I've joined the minimalist movement.  I haven't completely converted to the barefoot, vibram-soled shoes.  I've been wearing the Nike Frees and the Saucony Kinvaras.  Both are great shoes, but I think I could use a better pair for trails.  My Kinvaras have gotten ripped up on the nylon-y part on top, and my Frees lack traction.  So, I went back to an old favorite -- New Balance.  I almost went with the vibram soles.  But summer is coming to an end, which means my time on the trails is dwindling.  I figured a shoe that could handle long runs on both the streets and the trails would be a smarter purchase.  I settled on the NB 101 Trail shoe.  Check them out below.  So excited to try out my new kicks!

1 comment:

  1. Buying your favorite pair of running shoes is like going home, it feels so good, but sometimes you want to try something different to break things up. I love my Brooks shoe, but have a little shoe envy when I see others with "cute" shoes. But, Brooks works for me everytime, so I'll stick with it. Haven't figured out a good trail running shoe yet since I'm new to the trails!